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Acer Falls Victim to Ransomware Attack, Hackers Demand $50 Million

According to Bleeping Computer (via Engadget), a hacker collective known as REvil has gained access to Acer's private company network and is holding sensitive data hostage for $50 million USD. The ransomware attack may have been orchestrated by exploiting one of four Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities that Microsoft recently publicized the existence of and also released...

SolarWinds Hackers Accessed Our Source Code Says Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation recently revealed in a blog post that the group behind the recent SolarWinds hack was also able to gain access to some of the company's source code — reports Reuters. Uncovered right before Christmas, the hack saw a group of digital outlaws piggybacking off SolarWinds' software to break into the institutions the company provides...

How to Check If You Were Compromised in Dropbox’s Data Breach

Yesterday it was confirmed that over 60 million Dropbox accounts were hacked during a breach which was discovered last Friday. Dropbox users that have not changed their passwords since mid-2012 were compromised and will need to change their passwords. While Dropbox sought to reassure users their accounts were safe, the incident was just the latest example...

Famous iPhone Hacker ‘Geohot’ Demos a Simple Computer Hack

George Hotz, the hacker known for unlocking the iPhone, rooting the PS3, and developing technology for self driving vehicles, has demonstrated a simple hack in a video produced by Viceland. The video shows Hotz walking and talking through the necessary steps involved in gaining access to a laptop connected to a Wi-Fi network. That laptop also has...

FBI Won’t Disclose iPhone Hacking Method to Apple: WSJ

It may not surprise many of you, but here is the thing: The FBI will likely keep the security flaw used to crack the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone 5c to itself rather than disclosing it to Apple, according to "people familiar with the discussions" speaking with the Wall Street Journal. Actually, after paying more than $1.3 million...

LastPass Hacked, Prompts Users for New Master Passwords

LastPass, a popular password manager for iOS, informed its users today that it was hacked. In a blog post signed by Joe Siegrist, LastPass announced that it noticed suspicious activity on its network on Friday. After investigating the matter, the service provider found that LastPass account email addresses, password reminders, server per user salts, and...

Australian iOS and Mac Users Locked Out from Devices for Ransom

A growing number of Australian Apple customers are reportedly having their devices remotely locked by hackers, who are then demanding a payment of up to $100 to unlock them, reports The Age. The issue was also posted to the Apple Support Communities yesterday and since then the thread has grown to over 18 pages. From...